Author Archives: Nicola

Rome’s historical centre reopens at long last

At long, long last Rome’s historical centre reopens, and the Spanish steps are in sight and looking as lovely as ever. The long anticipated softening, so to speak, of the Covid 19 stay indoors lockdown rules began in Rome on … Continue reading

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Museum musings

Daily inspirational quotes by artists      “The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.” Miro

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Museum musings

Daily inspirational quotes by artists “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

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Museum musings

Daily inspirational quotes by artists “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” Magritte

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Museum musings

Daily inspirational quotes by artists “Everything you can imagine is real.” Picasso

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Museum musings

Daily inspirational quotes by artists “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

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Rome’s new luxury department store ‘Rinascente’

Want to buy a Fendi bag, see an ancient Roman aqueduct, browse Italy’s best design brands and have a Campari all in the same building? Meet Rinascente, Rome’s new (well, newly reopened) department store. Rome’s answer to Harvey Nicks or … Continue reading

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Green Fashion Week in Rome

   It’s all about fashion shows @ the ancient Roman Forums this week to raise awareness for Green Fashion Week, now in its 6th edition, following the success in LA, Dubai,  Abu-Dhabi and Milan. The Forum of Augustus and Hadrian’s Temple … Continue reading

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Design Boom: Bulgari interview

Nicola Ferlei-Brown speaks to Bulgari’s Creative Director Lucia Silvestri about her inspirations and creations for the ‘Festa’ collection, as well as Lucia Boscaini, the brand’s Heritage Curator, to discuss the architecture of Rome and the DOMVS museum. Continue reading

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Bio trends, eco utility and sustainability will be big for Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Bio materials made from milk and mushrooms and other natural sources are the future of fashion and will be the norm by 2019. Ferragamo recently launched a collection made from Italian patented Orange Fibre which is created using citrus waste, … Continue reading

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